Walter Salles produces Santiago Mitre’s second film – a remake of the controversial “La Patota”

Walter Salles produces Santiago Mitre’s second film – a remake of the controversial “La Patota”

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey Walter Salles’ production house VideoFilmes will be co-producing Santiago Mitre’s second film “La Patota”, a remake of Daniel Tinayre’s classic 1960 social thriller. The international co-production is a result of a 2010 film fund intended to finance four co-productions a year between the countries of Argentina and Brazil. Salles, the … Continue reading

Argentina in Cannes: A Look at the Industry’s Film Bonanza

Argentina in Cannes: A Look at the Industry’s Film Bonanza

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey The 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14 – May 25) offered a handsome spotlight to the 4 Argentinian movies selected for the official competition: Palm d’Or nominee Wild Tales (directed by Damián Szifron), Pablo Fendrik’s period Western The Ardor, FIPRESCI Prize winner Jauja (directed by Lisandro Alonso and starring Viggo … Continue reading

“Goals for Girls” Football Doc premieres at BAFICI 2014

“Goals for Girls” Football Doc premieres at BAFICI 2014

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey Friday 4th saw the Argentine premiere of San Telmo Productions’ documentary Goals for Girls, about women’s association football in Argentina, where it is continually ridiculed and discredited. Directors Gabriel Balanovsky and Ginger Gentile were introduced by BAFICI director Marcelo Panozzo and engaged in a brief Q&A session after the screening along … Continue reading

Shooting in Buenos Aires & Río Negro for BBC Documentary

Shooting in Buenos Aires & Río Negro for BBC Documentary

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey As production fixers, we’ve had the privilege of working with the United Kingdom on several production shoots, the latest of which was on a documentary for the BBC about parrots and their urban habitats. San Telmo Productions was in charge of fixing the filming of the documentary, a 12-day shoot in Buenos Aires City and … Continue reading

Álex de la Iglesia to shoot Leo Messi biopic in Argentinian-Spanish co-production

Álex de la Iglesia to shoot Leo Messi biopic in Argentinian-Spanish co-production

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia is slated to helm a Lionel Messi biopic in an Argentinian-Spanish co-production. De la Iglesia visited earlier this month Messi’s birthplace Rosario, gathering testimonies about his childhood and even visiting the small pitch where the current football ace played for the first time in … Continue reading

Shooting in Patagonia for LG of South Korea

Shooting in Patagonia for LG of South Korea

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey The region of Patagonia, located in the Argentine south, comprises a series of mountains, glaciers and tundra that form many National Parks. While it has good infrastructure for tourism, its locations – such as the ever popular Perito Moreno Glacier – keep crowds at bay. As such we were privileged … Continue reading

Argentine Films Dominate Local Box Office

Argentine Films Dominate Local Box Office

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey In an unprecedented turn of events for Argentine cinema, this month’s movie-going Top 5 has been dominated by local productions: the 3D animated family movie Foosball (Metegol), the romantic comedy León’s Heart (Corazón de león), the thriller 7th Floor (Séptimo) and the drama Wakolda, recently nominated on the Oscar shortlist. Foosball … Continue reading

Wakolda: The Tale of Those Who Looked Way

Wakolda: The Tale of Those Who Looked Way

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey Wakolda goes to places few Argentine movies dare: that of postwar Nazi collaborationism, sanctioned by the government and, in the interest of this movie, society overall. It is both a critique and an acknowledgement of a society that was willing to trade moral ground for Nazi know-how and personal benefit. … Continue reading

Habemus Biopic: One Pope Movie Coming Right Up

Habemus Biopic: One Pope Movie Coming Right Up

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Agresti announced on Monday that he’ll be helming a biopic on Pope Francis, up until March 13th Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Titled A Priest’s Tale (Historia de un cura), the movie will be a co-production between Argentina’s Pampa Films production studio and Spain’s Pentagrama. Said Pampa producer … Continue reading

Bringing In Video or Film Equipment into Argentina?

Bringing In Video or Film Equipment into Argentina?

Summer (December to March) is the busy filming season in Argentina due to the sunny weather.  A lot of production companies have been contacting San Telmo Productions to arrange logistics for their shoots. First question: Are you bringing in professional film, video or audio equipment? You will also need to arrange customs clearence to enter … Continue reading

“Everybody Has a Plan” is Viggo Mortensen´s first Argentine Film: An Ambitious Debut

by Atzin Ortiz, Contributing Blogger Writer-director Ana Piterbarg has a very ambitious plan for her debut: making a big budget (around 3 million dollars, co-produced with Fox International), crowd-pleasing existential thriller starring a Spanish-speaking Viggo Mortensen in a double role. Despite her best intentions, and having a top notch pedigree onboard, “Todos Tenemos Un Plan” … Continue reading

“Anima Buenos Aires” Brings handcrafted Animation to Big Screen

“Anima Buenos Aires” Brings handcrafted Animation to Big Screen

by Cecilia Baron, contributing blogger Anima Buenos Aires, directed by María Verónica Ramírez  in collaboration with major Argentina graphic artists Pablo Faibre, Florencia Faivre ( Meado por los perros), Pablo Rodríguez Jauregui (Claustrópolis ), Carlos Nine (Bu-Bu ) and Caloi ( Mi Buenos Aires herido)  interlaces four evocations of a mythical Buenos Aires.  Each story … Continue reading

Snow Locations in June and July

Snow Locations in June and July

by Laura Pringle, contributing blogger Pull up your winter socks and shrug your scarf tightly around your neck because winter is here in the Southern Hemisphere.  If you are on the hunt for a snowy spot or winter location for you next film, commercial or TV shoot, Argentina has an abundance of stunning locations to … Continue reading

David Caruso set to Shoot Movie in Buenos Aires

David Caruso set to Shoot Movie in Buenos Aires

by Lauren Pringle, contibutting blogger Famous for his role in CSI: Miami, the North American actor David Caruso has been location scouting in search of inspiration for his next feature film entitled “Chacarita”. Due to be filmed later on this year, the actor has recently been spotted in the city on a quick stint to … Continue reading

Argentina Government to fund hundreds of hours of TV Content

by Lauren Pringle, contributing blogger Funding for television content in Argentina has always been a challenge: the few private broadcasters that commission do so mainly in house or with associated production companies.  This has kept independent producers out of the market, and limited the quantity of hours produced. A new initiative has been created by … Continue reading

Argentina´s Film Union: SICA

If you are planning on filming a movie (for theatrical release or for television) or a commercial, one of the key players you will be dealing with is the film crew union, or SICA (Sindicato de la Industria Cinematográfica). Unlike in other Latin American countries, film crew members are not independent contractors: they need to … Continue reading

Argentinian INCAA and Brazilian ANCINE renew Film Co-Production Agreement

Argentinian INCAA and Brazilian ANCINE renew Film Co-Production Agreement

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey The National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) of Argentina and the National Cinema Agency (ANCINE) of Brazil renewed their Film/Audiovisual Co-production Agreement during a ceremony held on July 25 this month in Panama, where respective presidents Lucrecia Cardoso and Manoel Rangel signed the agreement for the third time … Continue reading